Competition: Ligue 1 Date: Friday 18th November 2016 Venue: Stade du Moustoir Kick-Off: 18:00 GMT
Lorient are under new leadership following the appointment Bernard Casoni and he faces a debut of fire, with first-choice goalkeeper Bejaminc Lacomte and key-man Michaël Cian unavailable.
There is better news regarding Benjamin Moukandjo though, who could start on the wing.
Monaco, meanwhile, remain without injured duo Nabil Dirar and Almamy Toure but they could return for next week’s clash with Marseille.
Joao Moutinho also remains unavailable as he’s yet to resume training.
New manager Bernard Casoni will be looking for an immediate improvement with Lorient but things certainly won’t be easy, as they welcome a Monaco side that boast the most prolific attack in Ligue 1. With just two wins from six home matches this term, Lorient’s struggles will likely continue.
Sat second in the table, Monaco will be looking to hit the ground running after the international break and avoid a slip-up like they endured in October, when they lost to Toulouse. Having hit Nancy for six two weeks ago, the French principality side will be confident.
Lorient’s absentees will not make things any easier and Leonardo Jardim’s side will aim for a victory, which would move them top of the table as Nice play on Sunday.
Delecroix, Moreira, Toure, Lautoa, Goff, Mvuemba, Bellugou, Cafu, Moukandjo, Marveaux, Waris
Subasic, Raggi, Glik, Jemerson, Mendy, Silva, Fabinho, Bakayoko, Lemar, Germain, Mbappe-Lottin
Lorient have failed to win any of their last five Ligue 1 matches.
Monaco have scored 13 goals in their last three Ligue 1 matches.